There’s something about important stories that use animals as the characters…it captured my attention in this book and made me smile. Part of it was the element of humor — Tristan is a character worthy of animation and reflective of some part of each of us. Though it seems ridiculous, at first, to have a seagull who won’t fly, it speaks to the part of me that shies away from the difficult things that God made me to do.
Tristan’s Travels weaves a theme of grace into a tale of animals trying to surmount an impossible distance to help someone they love. It is a tale that has deeper themes and Catholic undertones without shoving them down the reader’s throat. This is the sort of book I imagine myself — and my children — rereading many times, enjoying some new pearl and all the old laughs again each time.
I, for one, hope there are more tales of Tristan’s exploits!